"so she’s gay now?"
yeah she turned it all the paperwork last week and her acceptance letter came this morning, it was all pretty sudden
selected pieces from Louder Than Words Series by Barbara Walker
"The artist began this series as a result of her son Solomon’s experiences with police: Between 2002 and 2006, aged between 17 and 21, the black artist Barbara Walker’s son Solomon was so often “stopped and searched” by the Birmingham police that it came to seem disproportionately significant and she began to record the situations in her artwork. At the end of each search, Solomon was presented with a yellow A5 copy of the official police form recording the questioning. The forms, combined with newspaper cuttings of seemingly racially motivated events, sketches of city sites and meticulously drawn portraits, now become the main background focus of Walker’s graphic “Louder Than Words” collages. It is this contrast, between officialdom’s authoritative and…dehumanising paperwork on the one hand, and a mother’s quite exquisitely sensitive recording of her son’s particular features on the other, that affords the series a rare poignancy.”
Barbara Walker - Brighter Future - Diptych, 2006, charcoal and conte on paper, 81 x 101cm
Barbara Walker - Series - … I can paint a picture with a pin - 2006, digital print media, 81 x 106 cm
Barbara Walker - Sol - 2007, charcoal on paper, 81 x 106cm
Barbara Walker - Time - 2009, mixed media on paper, 40 x 55cm
Barbara Walker - Untitled - 2006, digital mixed media print, 81 x 106cm
i’ve been listening to jackson 5’s i want you back on repeat for five hours now
this is a choice i’ve made for my life and i’m sticking to it
Scene at the School of American Ballet, New York, 1936 by Alfred Eisenstaedt for Life Magazine
(likes boys but isn’t happy about it)
Pastel on paper, 70 x 70 cm
Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington
"what are your plans for the future" *shrugs so hard that my arms detach at the shoulders and i am no longer asked any questions that arent about my missing limbs*
"I long so much to make beautiful things. But beautiful things require effort and disappointment and perseverance."
Vincent van Gogh
2014.08.01 Off Festival, Katowice - Los Campesinos!
my favorite tidbit about rome is that in the mid-1800s one of the popes didnt like the statues in rome having dicks so he ordered them knocked off. fast forward to the last decade or so and art historians in conjunction with the vatican are trying to erm. restore. the statues. but the dicks were just. kept in a box. so art historians are going around rome, with a box of dicks, trying to match them up to their owner.
"Truisms" by Jenny Holzer worn by Lady Pink, NY 1983